August Keller


RBG is a documentary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career in politics and law. The film pulls no punches in suggesting that Justice Bader Ginsburg is the single person who has created the most positive change for modern women’s right. Touching on her personal life and covering many of her legal triumphs, RBG provides good evidence to back up such a claim while painting an empathetic picture as well. However, while RBG clearly hits its mark as a film, it also contains a handful of limitations that stifle its chances at universal appeal.

Fundamentally, RBG‘s biggest issue as a film is its contained contents and vision. While informative, this movie sometimes feels superficial and dabbles in cheesy moments. I certainly left the theater feeling greater appreciation for Justice Bader Ginsburg but also with the desire to look her up myself. Furthermore, the structure of the story and variety of mediums used are entertaining but everything is delivered with forgettable touch and artistry. In the end, RBG is a good introduction to an important person but a somewhat dry theatrical experience.

Writing: 6/10
Direction: 6/10
Cinematography: 6/10
Acting: 7/10
Editing: 9/10
Sound: 8/10
Score/Soundtrack: 7/10
Production Design: 6/10
Casting: 6/10
Effects: 5/10

Overall Score: 6.6/10